A woman goes alone through the streets of Moscow getting on and off subway trains on her way to a meeting that includes a screening of a film about a cat. And that’s it; or so it is for those who believe the plot is the best part of cinema. Because as they search for that visual purity that’s historically connected to experimental cinema –equally far from theatricals as from the written word– the Jahn / Dullius duet makes an enigmatic film in which abstraction interrupts a nightmare-like story close to Maya Deren and Georges Franju trance films, and they leave one thing clear: cinema is all about images.
(13th BAFICI - BUENOS AIRES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL )

CAT EFFEKT | 16mm / hd | Brazil, Russia, Germany, Lithuania | 40min | 2011

Cast
TATYANA DERBENYOVA
DARIA GORDEEVA
JULIA GUSHINA
ANDREY KOSTYANOV
DIMITRY TROFIMOV
GEORGE DREILING
KSENYIA SHALEVICH

Direction and Production
GUSTAVO JAHN & MELISSA DULLIUS

Cinematography
VILIUS MACHIULSKIS

Production
DISTRUKTUR

Production Moscow
VILIUS MACHIULSKIS
ANDREY KOSTYANOV
IANA STEFANOVA
ULJANA RJAPOLOVA
DARIA GORDEEVA
JULIA GUSHINA

Editing and Sound
GUSTAVO JAHN & MELISSA DULLIUS

Sound Mixing
MARTIN KLEINMICHEL

Music
GUSTAVO JAHN
ERIK HAEGERT
ANSGAR TAPPERT
CRISTINA BRAGA

Assistant Cinematographer
ANDREY KOCHELEV

Script
GUSTAVO JAHN & MELISSA DULLIUS

Translation
ANDREY KOSTYANOV
JULIA GUSHINA
IANA STEFANOVA
ULJANA RJAPOLOVA
VILIUS MACHIULSKIS

Project Development
IANA STEFANOVA

Research Supported By
ECF - STEP BEYOND MOBILITY FUND

Support
CINELAB
PERVOE KINO
SCREEN SHOT
HOUSE OF BULGAKOV MUSEUM
LABORBERLIN E.V.

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